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Old 10-24-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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SAY! Whats so great about FRONT BEDROOMS?

Some of you prefer rear bed and some of you prefer front bedrooms. WHY?
What are the PRO'S and CON'S? Airstream has recently brought out several
models with front beds 25' 27' 20' 22'. We originaly only considered a rear
bed. We thought a rear bed would give us greater privacy and possibly be
a little quieter. But I allso see how popular a front bed is. What am I not
considering?

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Old 10-24-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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Not so much where the bedroom is as that the rear wrap around window gives you a great view of the greater privacy you normally encounter, or view of the lake, etc., and not the back of the truck or campgrounds road.


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Some of you prefer rear bed and some of you prefer front bedrooms. WHY?
What are the PRO'S and CON'S? Airstream has recently brought out several
models with front beds 25' 27' 20' 22'. We originaly only considered a rear
bed. We thought a rear bed would give us greater privacy and possibly be
a little quieter. But I allso see how popular a front bed is. What am I not
considering?

Thank You Ron E.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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Our little vintage Bambi has windows in front and on the side... but unless we are unhooked we often view our truck. The large side view helps... but if we had a newer Airstream I would certainly look at the new front bedroom versions. Saw one at the San Antonio Rally and it was very nice! Wheel Interested has an excellent point!

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Old 10-24-2006, 11:56 PM   #4
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I don't think its so much about the windows but rather your camping style. If you entertain at all which seems more and more people do not these days, it's nice to have the bedroom in the rear so the toilet is before. It's nice to walk into a living room environment.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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My view

I can't speak for others, but for us the attraction of a front bedromm AS allows us to have a floorplan with rear wrap around view from the lounge/dinette. Furthermore the bedroom is private due to the entry be placed towards the rear adjacent to the galley. The split, center bath allows occupants from either the front or rear sleeping areas to use the facilities without disrupting the other.

Overall, most view campsites require backing in, thus a rear view floorplan really takes full advantage of the view.

Hope this helps explain at least one FB owners point of view!

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Old 10-25-2006, 12:30 AM   #6
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Over the last four years of trailer ownership, we've discovered the best views are usually out the back window. Unfortunately that means you enjoy them from the throne I think a rear dinette or a rear bed with big windows would be wonderful. Keep in mind we are in the NW, so we are often forced inside by rain, and spend more time enjoying the view through our trailer windows than those in more hospitable climates!
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:46 AM   #7
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I can't speak for others, but for us the attraction of a front bedromm AS allows us to have a floorplan with rear wrap around view from the lounge/dinette. Furthermore the bedroom is private due to the entry be placed towards the rear adjacent to the galley. The split, center bath allows occupants from either the front or rear sleeping areas to use the facilities without disrupting the other.

Overall, most view campsites require backing in, thus a rear view floorplan really takes full advantage of the view.

Hope this helps explain at least one FB owners point of view!

John
What he said and.. The floorplan on the relationship of the dinette, lounge and kitchen. It is open for standing sitting visiting and no matter where you sit your back is not towards anyone.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:48 AM   #8
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Bedroom

I have the 25ft FB SE - and when I'm in the bedroom, I'm generally sleeping rather than looking out of the windows. So having the door and lounge in the rear does create a nice area to entertain. And there's a lot less worry about breaking the rear wrap around windows. My rear wrap arounds don't need a stone guard so when I open the curtains I get a really clear view.

Enjoy sitting at the dinette and gaucho sipping beverages with friends.

Some FB (front bedrooms) have wrap around windows - mine came without them. It's easier to have a darkened bedroom without the wrap around windows.

Some layouts lend themselves to being more social than others. A mid-bath does allow you to leave the bed unmade and have some privacy. To me most side dinettes are very cramped, the end ones on the wide body are much bigger... and on mine there are two layers of back cushion. My sister and I spent late evenings on our trip to Holiday Haven in VA with the front cushions out in a semi-reclined position watching TV or reading very comfortably.

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When we were shopping for our AS there were a two things that were on the top of our list. A) Large galley B) Bed away from the head. Beleive it or not only the Safari 22' really fit that bill! Having the front bedroom gives us seperation from the head and a larger than most galley area. Plus when staggering in around 2:00 PM from the Rally Campfires my bed is real close to the door!
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There's a lot to agree with here. I also agree that there is no problem with privacy while sleeping with the front bed arrangement. I get so used to the privacy and naturalness at the rear dinette with big windows that it is a shock to occasionally be in a pull-through site and have people walking by as I'm eating.

Probably most important for my sleeping is that I don't want to be right next to the bathroom and we are both too tall for a corner bed arrangement -- like the Bambi 19' or 25' SS has -- and Susie is only 5'5"!
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:15 AM   #11
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We bought our '06 25'FB Safari because it was a FB. I'd rather sit at the dinette and see the view (lake, mtns, forest etc) that we came to enjoy, rather than have breakfast and look at the back of my pickup truck and the rest of the campers. While sleeping, I'm not using the windows except for ventilation. Makes perfect sense to use. And, after a season in it...nothing else makes sense except our floorplan.
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Our 30' Bunk is technically a front bedroom also. This arrangement allows the door to be set back a little further from the edge of the awning. The plus is better coverage in and out of the door when it rains. The minus is that the door takes up precious patio space.

Another plus is that it is as far as possible from the bunks where the kids sleep. This allows us to swing the flat screen TV around the corner into the door way and watch TV or a movie after the kids have gone to bed and not wake them. It also allows me to get up and take my shower early in the morning while Princess Diva sleeps in. I can also get up in the night and take the dog outside without tracking through the kids sleeping area and waking them when I close the door. In general, it gives us more privacy.
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We have a rear bedroom 31', but I covet a front bedroom. I just wish they came in 31' also. To me there appears to be as much room in the 27' front bedroom as in my 31' and the design of the dinette/couch allows for a much better area for entertaining. As stated above, no one has to look at the back of someone else's head in the FB arrangement.\
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We have a rear bedroom 31', but I covet a front bedroom. I just wish they came in 31' also. To me there appears to be as much room in the 27' front bedroom as in my 31' and the design of the dinette/couch allows for a much better area for entertaining. As stated above, no one has to look at the back of someone else's head in the FB arrangement.\
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How long is the Classic front bedroom Airstream just introduced?
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